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How would I groom this dog?

 PrimaryPrimary

CriticalAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Critical and creative thinking

LiteracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Literacy

 

 

1. You are to read "Seadog" by Claire Saxby.

You are to "become" Seadog and, imagine that Seadog was going [at long last] to be groomed at a Pet Groomers instead at home in the bath! 

You, Seadog, are to meet the following dogs who have also come to be groomed that day:   

A white noisy Poodle who likes to get her way called Posh

White Poodle
A small inquisitive Havanese who gets into mischief whenever he can. He is called Biscuit.

Havanese

A black playful & intelligent Scottish Terrier called Hamish

Scottish Terrier
A smart, proud Shihtzu called Pretty who just likes to dominate the rest.

Shihtzu

2. You are to have an adventure at the pet grooming place! What are you going to do? Will you share your fleas with Pretty? Will you escape with Hamish back to the sea? How will Biscuit react? What will Posh think of all this?

3. Write up this adventure as a picture book noting that the title is "How would I groom this dog?" and it is to be a sequence to "Seadog".

4. Illustrate your story using similar illustrations to Tom Jellett.

 

 

 

A Mobile Pet Grooming Fit Out!

MiddleMiddle  High SchoolSecondary

CriticalAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Critical and creative thinking

Personal and social capability
Australian Curriculum General Capability: Personal and social capability

NumeracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Numeracy

 

 

1. You have a new business! A pet grooming business! As you don't have the money to rent and fit out a room, you have decided that you are going to buy and fit out a mobile pet groomers van instead.  The bank has seen your business plan and has lent you $60K.

2. You are to:

  • work out the name of your business
  • develop a logo using this new name
  • buy a mobile van but stay in budget
  • fit it out with the latest pet grooming equipment! What will you need? Don't forget to add the long hose so you can attach it to the client's water tap and a long extension cord to use their electricity too - the bath has to be warm and the clippers used!
  • decide how much you will charge per: hair clipping, nail clipping, shampoo, and blow-dry
  • Work out what you can do to add value to your clients' experience [including their owners] - see "Bark & Collar" below
  • Work out if you were able to clip and shampoo 4 - 6 dogs in one day [and travel only 50kms - petrol/maintenance costs would be $20] how long will it be before you can pay off your loan?
  • How many days a week will you work?
  • What are some of the challenges you think you might face? Physically? Emotionally? Mentally?

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